Today the House passed what Governor Sonny Perdue calls the 'truth in class size bill.' The bill lowers class sizes in grades five through eight to 28 students in most classes. The bill includes $163 million for new teachers. House Bill 1358
A bill designed to give more legal protection to citizens defending themselves passed the Senate today. Senator Greg Goggans sponsors Senate Bill 396 and says it would add self-defense protections in situations outside the home, auto or workplace. Senator Regina Thomas
The Senate today voted to revise the legal definition of feticide and to prohibit the voluntary manslaughter of an unborn child. Senator Rene Unterman spoke in favor of Senate Bill 77.
Senator Cecil Staton is working on a plan to improve Georgians' access to level one trauma centers.
The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus today agreed to support a resolution favoring the covenant with black America. Author and activist Tavis Smiley met with the caucus to promote the covenant which outlines ten priorities for black Americans.